Here’s what I picked:
-medium sea level
I picked the japanese because I’ve played them since Civ2.
Tokugawa is the emperor. He is aggressive and orgnized. We start with fishing and the wheel! Excellent since you can’t build roads without wheel.
I picked settler difficulty since they’ve changed a lot since Civ3; I was amazed reading the manual how much had changed.
I picked normal game speed.
The opening music/screen is amazing. (So is the soundtrack which I had blasting in my car)
There was a great “In the beginning….” while the world was created. I loved it! A mixture of the Bible and Darwinism.
Started off with a warrior and settler. Here I go……